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3-4-20 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Looming Ban on Flavored E-Cigs Already Hitting Vape Shops Hard

State officials imposed ban, which goes into effect next month, in effort to keep youngsters from acquiring the addictive, nicotine-laden products

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/03/looming-ban-on-flavored-e-cigs-already-hitting-vape-shops-hard/

David Cruz, NJTV News | March 4, 2020 | More Issues

Star Ledger--Will N.J. still require kids to go to school 180 days if coronavirus hits? State officials weigh options.

The rules are pretty clear in New Jersey: If a school district wants state funding, it must be open at least 180 days during a school year. No exceptions.

https://www.nj.com/news/2020/03/will-nj-still-require-kids-to-go-to-school-180-days-if-coronavirus-hits-state-officials-weigh-options.html

Kelly Heyboer | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| March 4, 2020

Star Ledger--The 10 biggest losers in N.J.ís school funding plan

Another year, another round of state funding cuts for nearly 200 New Jersey school districts.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/03/the-10-biggest-losers-in-njs-school-funding-plan.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Posted Mar 03, 2020

Star Ledger--N.J. will send teachers to visit slave-trading sites. Hereís why.

Jamestown. Ghana. The underground railroad.

For years, New Jersey has made it a priority to teach students how these sites played a role in the slave trade. Now, educators will have a chance to experience those very places where essential chapters in American history were made.

https://www.nj.com/education/2020/03/nj-will-send-teachers-to-visit-slave-trading-sites-heres-why.html

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com| Updated Mar 03, 2020; Posted Mar 03, 2020

Chalkbeat--Amid coronavirus fears, the CDC told schools to plan for remote learning. Thatís harder than it sounds.

As schools grapple with responding to the new coronavirus and the federal governmentís recommendation to plan for extended closures, one thing is becoming clear: remote learning remains a remote possibility.

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2020/03/03/amid-coronavirus-fears-the-cdc-told-schools-to-plan-for-remote-learning-thats-harder-than-it-sounds/

Yesenia Robles| March 3, 2020

Education Dive--Report: Safety tip lines flag bullying, drug use, suicide risk

Though the tech was originally meant to identify gun violence threats, a national study found 75% of principals thought tip lines made them more aware of overall safety issues at their schools.

More schools are using safety tips lines, but not just for gun violence prevention ó the technology is addressing bullying, drug use and suicide risk among students.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/report-safety-tip-lines-identify-bullying-drug-use-suicide-risk/573253/

Naaz Modan @NaazModan |March 2, 2020


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